Friday, September 13, 2019
Colloquium | September 13 | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
CNMAT users group (CUG), main room users, rear studio users, hardware and media labs users
Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Law Building
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industrys foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.
Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!
Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each others use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ... More >
Workshop | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.
$75, $65 members
Tour/Open House | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Please join us for Kavli Energy NanoScience (ENSI) open house and poster session on Friday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall.
Kavli ENSI brings together world-class scientists from a diverse set of backgrounds with a combined interest and focus on learning the fundamentals of how energy flows and can be controlled on the nanoscale, where the rules of quantum mechanics and... More >
RSVP online by August 30.
Seminar | September 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Megumi Fuse, San Francisco State University
A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.
A Conversation with José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the EU Commission and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on Behalf of the EU
Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International; Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, Berkeley Economics; Jeroen Dewulf, Director, Institute of European Studies
José Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04), President of the EU Commission (2004-14), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU (2012), and current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, will visit the UC Berkeley campus. In conversation with Maurice Obstfeld (Class of 1958 Professor of Economics) and Jeroen Dewulf (Director of the Institute of European... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Room 310
José Manuel Barroso, Former president of the European Commission
European Union Center, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy
Please join UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the European Union Center for a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal. He also received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union in 2012. Barroso will discuss economic and political changes and challenges facing... More >
Presentation | September 13 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldmans work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldmans distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.
Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an... More >
Meeting | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date
The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the... More >
RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at email@example.com
Workshop | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.
Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please... More >
MCB Postdoc Lunch Club: "Postdoc Fellowship Applications: strategies and Institution-specific modus operandi for grant-writing success"
Social Event | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Life Sciences Addition
Seminar | September 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Boubacar Kanté, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Departement, UC Berkeley
I will discuss how the control of the symmetries and interactions between multipoles enables the construction unique electromagnetic composites.
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar | September 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Associate Professor Steve Collins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Abstract: Exoskeletons and active prosthetic limbs could improve mobility for tens of millions of people, but two serious challenges must first be overcome: we need ways of identifying what a device should do to benefit an individual user, and we need cheap, efficient hardware that can do it. In this talk, we will describe an approach to the design of wearable robots based on versatile emulator... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Yat Li, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Supercapacitors (SCs) are rapidly emerging as a new class of energy storage devices that can be used in a broad range of applications. SCs distinguish from lithium ion batteries by their ability to be charged and discharged at ultrafast rates.
Carbon materials, owing to their excellent electrical conductivity, tailorability, inexpensiveness, and versatility, have been extensively studied as... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal... More >
Workshop | September 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
In recent months, tensions between the US and Iran have escalated. The US has imposed new economic sanctions, while Iran has announced that it will deliberately violate aspects of the previously agreed upon nuclear deal. These tensions are linked, as recent news reports... More >
Colloquium | September 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Gary Crawford, University of Toronto
Talk abstract coming soon.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Prof. Gary Crawford is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in archaeological botany and environmental archaeology. The field is known as palaeoethnobotany or archaeobotany. His current focus is East Asia where he is investigating the origins and intensification of agriculture. Actually, hes never strayed far from... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Alternate policy approaches for stewardship of some classes of cultural materials in the current world.
Seminar | September 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Robert Poole, Reason Foundation
Reason Foundation's Robert Poole will present Rethinking America's Highway Institutions on Sept. 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.
In this talk, Robert Poole will suggest that the 20th century institutions that govern how we design, construct, maintain, and fund major highways are broken and in need of major revision. The... More >
Vrije uitloop | Free range: Poems by Saskia Stehouwer, Translation + Field Notes by Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry, and Saskia Stehouwer
Reading - Literary | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Saskia Stehouwer; Joel Thomas Katz; Robert Perry
The Dutch Studies department will be hosting Saskia Stehouwer, Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry to speak on their new book of poetry, "Vrije uitloop | Free range". Author Saskia Stehouwer is a renowned poet from the Netherlands. She studied both Dutch and English literature at the University of Amsterdam and has worked as an editor and project leader for the VU University Amsterdam. Saskia... More >
Social Event | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 (Env. Design Library Atrium)
Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, the range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive of the purely beautiful. Our Hands on Artists' Books events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 200 books related to water and its importance for you to touch,... More >
Reception | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Latinx Research Center
John A. Pérez, Board of U.C. Regents
Latinx Faculty Association, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, Alianza (Latinx Staff Association)
Please join us on Friday, September 13th, 4-6 p.m., with special guest, Chair of the Board of U.C. Regents, John A. Pérez, in an event co-sponsored by the Latinx staff organization, Alianza, the Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, and the Latinx Faculty Association.
Film - Feature | September 13 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The second part of Bondarchuks epic adaptation opens in 1807 as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander negotiate in Tilsit. Meanwhile, far from the world of politics, young Natasha attends a grand ball, waltzes with Prince Andrei, and is soon engaged to him. However, his protracted absence leaves the emotionally volatile Natasha vulnerable. The film features a remarkable wolf-hunting sequence where... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley
This will be an organizational meeting for a student learning seminar about 3-manifolds.
For the first meeting, we will talk about Tait's conjecture that reduced alternating link diagrams have minimal crossing number, which was resolved in 1987 by Kauffman, Murasugi, and Thistlethwaite using the Jones polynomial.
Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I will give an introduction of the essential dimension of functors, in particular I will concentrate on the essential dimension of algebraic stacks. We will start by the basic facts of stacks (if necessary), then give the statement of the genericity theorem proved by Brosnan, Reichstein and Vistoli. As an application, we will calculate the essential dimension of the moduli stack of... More >
Music Studies Colloquium - Anna Morcom (UCLA): “Music, Exchange, and the Production of Value: A Case Study of Hindustani Music”
Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Special Event | September 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, Suite 220 (please enter garden side)
A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community!
*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.
Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature
On September 13th, there will be a discussion of pre-circulated chapters from The Drama of Celebrity with author Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (formerly of Berkeley!).
Sponsored by the 19th Century Colloquium and the 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group.
For a copy of the PDF, please email... More >
Information Session | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
In collaboration with UC Berkeley AWE, Facebook is bringing you Facebook Day! Stop by and speak with Facebook employees from our various pipelines:
Technical Program Management
Find out who they are, what their teams do, and opportunities... More >
Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Red Culebra is a synthesizer duet and collaboration of Bay Area electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez. Inspired by their complicated post-Mexican backgrounds, Galindo and Martinez create and perform rituals based on cycles of repetition and uniformity, incorporating sound invocations, moving images, and bodily movement. They present 4 Cycles + 1, an... More >
Film - Feature | September 13 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Inspired by a poem by Iranian philosopher Sohrab Sepehri, Where Is the Friends Home? is a beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian villagea child for whom an afternoon becomes an odyssey into and beyond the mysteries of adult behavior. Young Ahmad feels he must return an all-important notebook to his friend, Mohammad, who will be expelled from school if he shows up one... More >
Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
A remarkable thing happened to The Revivalists as they came upon their tenth anniversary as a band. The New Orleans-based septet scored a game-changing hit with Wish I Knew You, a wistful song from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >